Recovery begins for family of victims, survivors of I-85 Coweta crash

Some of the family members who were injured in a fatal crash Friday night on I-85 in Coweta County have left the hospital. And several thousand dollars have been raised online to help with burial expenses.

As of Tuesday afternoon, almost $3,500 had been pledged to a GoFundMe page for Kayla S. Wilson, who was one of three people who died Friday when her van hit a concrete median on I-85. Wilson's 6-year-old daughter, Denyla Biggers, and sister, Nikia Wilson, also died in the crash. All of the seven people in the vehicle were from Columbus.

DeQuondre Biggers, 15, and Alexander Crawford, 4, have been released from Children’s Healthcare at Egleston, where they were brought after the crash, a hospital spokeswoman said Tuesday. Still hospitalized are Kanyus Biggers, 8, and Jomari Wilson, 5.

However, Kanyus Biggers will need facial reconstruction surgery, said Kortney Calano, foster sister of Kayla Wilson.

DeQuondre Biggers, Kanyus Biggers, and Crawford are Kayla Wilson’s children. Jomari Wilson is Nikia Wilson’s child.

The family was headed to Toccoa to visit Kayla Wilson’s cousin, who was on life support after a vehicle crash, a family member told Channel 2 Action News.

Calano said Tuesday that funeral expenses are estimated at $16,000.

“It was like a part of my heart was ripped away from me,” said Debra Pittman, foster mother of Kayla Wilson.

“I’m broken up,” Labron Wilson, Kayla Wilson’s brother, told Channel 2. “It’s a long road ahead. They need someone to look up to, and I’ll be there for them.”